RB - LAR - OUT
Week 3 Outlook
Cam Akers (ribs) is out Week 3 for the Rams, per Sean McVay.
Malcolm Brown managed a full practice Thursday, despite a broken pinky finger, and Darrell Henderson is the sole healthy running back. With Akers ruled out, Henderson is a high-end RB3 with upside. Brown is a low-end RB3.
Rams coach Sean McVay says Cam Akers (ribs) "isn’t coming along as quickly as he anticipated."
Akers suffered a rib injury in the Rams' Week 2 win over the Eagles that always sounded a little worse than the team was letting on. It's beginning to look as if Akers will miss the team's Week 3 tilt with the Buffalo Bills, which would vault Darrell Henderson into high-end FLEX territory. Malcolm Brown would be a FLEX option as well, but Henderson is the preferred option as he's suddenly the healthiest option in this backfield.
Cam Akers (ribs) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice.
Akers left Sunday's game against the Eagles after just three rushing attempts. He was diagnosed with "separated cartilage in his ribs", which sounds painful. Originally deemed day-to-day, Akers will likely have to practice at some point this week in order to play against the Bills this weekend.
Rams coach Sean McVay says rookie RB Cam Akers separated some rib cartilage in Week 2 against the Eagles.
Akers was running hard to start the day, totaling 13 yards on three attempts before going down. McVay added that Akers "should be ok" moving forward. It remains to be seen if he'll be healthy for a Week 3 tilt against the Bills. Fantasy managers should expect the Rams to utilize a three-way RBBC between him, Malcolm Brown, and Darrell Henderson.